HSHV offers a free class for those interested in being an advocate for feral cats. You will learn how TNR helps reduce the number of free roaming cats, lowers stray intake and euthanasia and creates better, less hostile environments for our community cats. You’ll also learn how you can help — and we need you! TNR involves humanely trapping all of the outdoor, free roaming cats in a colony, getting them sterilized, vaccinated for rabies, and ear tipped on their left ear for identification, then returning the cats to their territory. A caretaker continues to provide food and shelter and monitors for any newcomers or other problems. Trapping can be performed by a colony caretaker, volunteers or staff. Colony caretakers continue to provide food, water, and shelter, as well as monitor the health of the colony.